Emotions and interpersonal relationships: toward a person-centered conceptualization of emotions and coping.

@article{Lazarus2006EmotionsAI,
  title={Emotions and interpersonal relationships: toward a person-centered conceptualization of emotions and coping.},
  author={Richard S. Lazarus},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={2006},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={9-46}
}
This essay describes my theory of emotions. I make a case for studying discrete emotions in the context of four processes that represent the central features of my theoretical system: appraising, coping, flow of actions and reactions, and relational meaning. I explain why coping is a key feature of the emotion process, and I discuss issues related to the measurement of coping and the importance of understanding coping processes in the context of personality and situational demands. I make the… CONTINUE READING

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